Don Amado Mezcal Arroqueño 750ML
Don Amado Mezcal Arroqueño 750ML
Don Amado Mezcal Arroqueño 750ML - Rustic and refined, Don Amado Arroqueño is made from an enormous maguey species that requires 18 years to mature but is cultivatable, so ecologically sustainable while simultaneously wildly exotic and delicious.
- Nose: The spirit has a clean and earthy aroma with notes of fresh orchard fruits, creme brulee, and bright citrus. The nose is inviting and refreshing, balancing fruity and earthy scents.
- Taste: On the palate, the flavors are well-balanced between earthy root vegetables and sweet tropical fruit. The marzipan and dried cherry notes add complexity and depth, while the roasted pear pastry richness provides a pleasant sweetness. The finish is long and creamy, leaving a satisfying aftertaste.
- Method/Background: This spirit is made using traditional production methods, with agaves cooked in an in-ground stone-lined pit, crushed by a mix of hand and machine, and open-air fermented in 1000 liter wooden vats with natural ambient yeasts for 8-20 days. The spirit is then double distilled in 100-liter clay stills, resulting in a high-quality and authentic tasting experience.
This spirit offers a well-balanced taste profile, with a mix of earthy and sweet flavors that complement each other perfectly. In addition, traditional production methods add complexity and authenticity to the spirit, making it a must-try for anyone looking for a unique and high-quality tasting experience.
- Master Distiller: Germaín Arellanes Arellanes
- Made 100% from Arroqueño maguey grown at 4,800' in the town of San Pablo Apostol, Oaxaca
- Halved & quartered (cogollo removed) agave earthen roasted for four days using a mix of guamúchil and mesquite.te wood
- Cooked maguey macerated with proprietary blade spindle destrozadora shredder.
- Fermented together with bagaso in 1,400L pine wood vats using airborne yeast strains
- Double distilled in ceramic pot stills to approx. 53% ABV and reduced with triple distilled demineralized water, no tails
- No aging, bottled at 46% ABV
Frequently Asked Questions
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What is the difference between Tequila & Mezcal?
Tequila is a type of mezcal, much like how scotch and bourbon are types of whiskey.
Tequila and mezcal are both types of agave-based spirits that are popular in Mexico, but there are some key differences between the two. Tequila is made exclusively from the blue agave plant, which is primarily grown in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, about 40 miles northwest of Guadalajara. Mezcal, on the other hand, can be made from any type of agave plant, and is often made using traditional, labor-intensive methods.
One of the most noticeable differences between tequila and mezcal is their flavor. Tequila is typically smooth and subtle, with hints of fruit and spices, while mezcal has a more complex, smoky flavor that comes from the roasting of the agave hearts before they are fermented and distilled.
Another difference between the two spirits is their production process. Tequila is typically made using modern industrial methods, while mezcal is often produced using traditional techniques that have been passed down for generations. This can give mezcal a more authentic, artisanal character.
In general, tequila is considered to be a more refined and sophisticated spirit, while mezcal is often viewed as a more rustic and traditional drink. Both are popular in Mexico and are enjoyed around the world, so the best way to decide which one you like is to try them both and see which one suits your tastes.
Where do you ship to?
Currently, we only ship within California.
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California Proposition 65 Warning
Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects.
For more information go to - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol.